YEOTOWN’S MINDFULNESS RETREAT PROGRAM
At Yeotown, our mindfulness retreat has evolved significantly to meet the needs of everyone, from high-flying executives at large corporations to those who own multi-million dollar businesses. Our seasoned leaders work with residents, introducing them to the art and practice of meditation with sitting sessions, periods of silence, and mindful walks. Alot of which takes inspiration from the Buddhist tradition.
Residents are cared for at our Yeotown Health Retreat Devon or Our Health Retreat Madeira and have enough free time to reflect and rest. It is an opportunity for them to decompress after years of working in stressful environments. Furthermore, they are given a chance to connect with nature in an especially chosen location.
Read on to learn more about our mindfulness retreat, schedules, venues, and meditation practice.
WHY WE PRACTICE MINDFULNESS AT MEDITATION RETREATS?
A mindfulness practice dates back several centuries and is mainly the basic human ability to be present and aware of where we are and what we are engaged in. However, the key is not being overly reactive or overwhelmed by the happenings around us.
Interestingly we all possess the natural ability to be mindful, but it is more readily available when we practice this daily. You are in a mindful state when you are aware of what you are experiencing via all your senses or your state of mind and thoughts. Plus, immense research shows that when the brain is trained to be mindful, you are remodelling its physical anatomy. That is why a wellness break is so important.
HOW DOES MINDFUL PRACTICE WORK IN EVERYDAY LIFE?
Mindfulness is simple, but it allows us to distance ourselves from reactions and breakdown conditioned responses. Below we’ll go into briefly how to tune into mindfulness every day:
Start by setting aside some time – if you are practising mindfulness at home or in the office, remember that there is no need to have a bench, cushion, or any other equipment to practice mindfulness skills. However, you will want to set aside some space and time.
Observe your present as it is – The goal of mindfulness is not to immediately quiet the mind or attempt to achieve eternal calm. The goal here is simple: to pay attention to the present moment without being judgmental about it. But we know this can be easier said than done.
Not being judgmental – You will often start judging things during your practice, but it is essential to note them and allow them to pass. The professionals at our meditation retreat centre help those who are meditating for the first time understand the importance of this approach.
Bring your mind to observing the present – It isn’t unusual for our minds to get carried out into the world of thoughts. It is often a chain of thoughts that lead us away. Mindfulness is a practice that helps teach your brain to return, often having to return multiple times to the present.
Be generous and kind to your mind – The important part is not to judge yourself, regardless of what thoughts come up. It would help if you continued to practice recognising when the mind has been led away from the present and then lead it back gently. That is what our silent meditation retreats help accomplish during mindfulness practices.
That’s it right there; that is what we teach at our wellness retreats. However, the practice takes time; you need a calm and understanding environment. Once you have understood and are in the habit of mindfulness, it will become part of your daily life, benefiting your mind and body.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM YEOTOWN MINDFULNESS RETREATS?
Our clients can expect to be given a chance to unwind, decompress and destress their minds and bodies. We teach residents to let go of the stresses of the world, which provides you with, as one of our residents, an opportunity to gain a better view of your place in the world. Often this place is much beyond the daily grind and hustle that most people find themselves involved in.
HERE IS WHAT OUR RESIDENTS CAN EXPECT FROM YEOTOWN MINDFULNESS RETREAT:
Have time for mindfulness – It is essential for us to take the time to pause and tune out of the daily grind. Everyone needs to listen to their body and mind to know what signals it is sending. We guide people through the unwinding and destressing process via a team of renowned teachers, with stunning landscapes in the backdrop. That’s why we are considered more than a wellness retreat.
Improve mental health – You will discover what it feels like to put your well-being first. We use a unique combination of sensory experiences, ancient wisdom, and the latest research in the field of practical health science. You’ll get personalized approaches to gaining control of your mental and physical health.
Start your journey to improved well-being – If you are starting your wellness journey, we should be your first stop. At Yeotown, we introduce residents to meditation and understand ancient health technologies like Ayurveda. This means it can help you take control of your health, and our retreat is the perfect place to start.
Unlock a more efficient, healthier you – Think about what you want to achieve. We will help you discover the key to improving your healing and moving past your fear. We have the best meditation retreats that help you leave the struggle and hustle at the door. We define goals and work towards them at our retreat.
YOU EXPLORE MINDFULNESS THE WAY IT IS MEANT
Whether your goal is to recover from burnout or maybe prevent burnout by decompressing, our mindfulness retreat can help you achieve it. Our retreat is designed and meant for:
· People who want to explore mindfulness and meditation
· Those who want to re-start from a lapsed mindful practice
· People who are working in high-stress environments
· Anyone between 18 and above
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EXPERIENCES AT OUR MINDFULNESS RETREAT
We offer a myriad of spiritual experiences that are meant to bring out mental clarity and physical well-being. Our experiences include:
· Sessions of guided meditation and practice help you destress and clear your mind.
· Extended periods of nothing but silence and quiet contemplation.
· A community of people like you with similar goals, allowing you to share experiences and introduce mindfulness to everyday household tasks.
· We provide residents with their own space to rejuvenate, with enough free time to rest deeply and reconnect with themselves. This allows our residents to pull themselves away from the busyness that they used to. We are also here to answer any questions that you might have about our rooms and other occupancy-related information.
· You are provided with nutritious, home-cooked vegetarian food, which continues to receive rave reviews from everyone. The food prepared is to help heal your mind and body, essentially detoxing the body of all the harm we’ve done to it.
We have designed the mindfulness retreat to provide an all-encompassing experience to everyone. Our team understands the needs of your mind and body, which allows us to provide the best healing experience.
MINDFULNESS IN YEOTOWN IS ABOUT CONNECTING WITH NATURAL WORLD
We invite you to experience Yeotown’s awe-inspiring and spiritually nourishing environment with mindfulness meditation. Our goal is to help you connect spiritually with nature and, more importantly, the world around you. This connection with nature is essential because:
You will become aware of how everyone is a part of nature, regardless of how we may artificially separate ourselves from it.
It allows you to pay attention to and appreciate the world around us while being mindful of the effects your actions have on it.
You will have the opportunity to explore nature through your natural senses and personal creativity. If anything, this is the best way to explore the world around you; it is similar to how everyone did this when they were young.
Gain an understanding that we need this planet and its finite resources; thus, it needs our respect. Being mindful of this puts your mind, body, and the universe in alignment.
IMPROVING YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Our mindfulness retreats are one of the best ways to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. Often the root cause of depression is stress. People who work in high-stress environments often find themselves depressed and anxious. However, our retreats may not be suitable for someone with major depression or a psychiatric disorder.
We have daily practices that help people improve their mental and physical health during their stay with us. Our team helps people by walking them through various methods and sessions, which include reflecting on their lives.
Many have told us that our mindfulness retreat had changed their lives because they don’t see things the way they used to in the past. This new recognition of life helps them become better people.
WE ARE MORE THAN A DETOX BOOTCAMP THAT OFFERS HEALING SPA TREATMENTS
At Yeotown, we are more than a spa or a boot camp for people who aspire to lose weight or detox. Our approach takes the mind and body as a whole, with the goal of healing both, which is why we are proud to have won the Tatler Award for ‘Life Changing Spa’ and the ‘Code Nast Traveler Award’ for Best Spa Retreat in the UK.
Our team has developed and honed a proven formula for helping our residents achieve a very high level of well-being by inspiring them to take control of their minds and bodies. However, any weight our residents lose during the process is mainly owing to our energizing programme. All residents go through a 4-day Yeotox by Yeotown program weekly in Madeira and Devon.
We have spent over 12 years working with people like you. This is not a temporary solution to your stress or burnout; in fact, this is a permanent one, unlike bootcamps, juice fast retreats, and various other holidays. Regardless of your background or present level of fitness and health, we can help you achieve your goals.
Now is the time to take ownership of your health, control your wellbeing and take your life to the next level of achievement, engagement, and enjoyment.
WE TAKE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY APPROACH
At Yeotown, we remain committed to providing an organic and natural experience to all our residents. Our award-winning Yeotox programme, part of our mindfulness retreat, has a minimal environmental impact. The Yeotown team works with carefully sourced suppliers, which allows us to deliver excellent standards without compromising the health of our planet.
Yeotox’s menu is created using primarily locally sourced and organic ingredients. We discard all waste into compost, which is reused in our gardens. Our eco-cottages mainly use eco-technology that’s insulated coupled with straw bay hale, and we use solar energy while ensuring that all cleaning is carried out using green products.
All Yeotown bathrooms are laden with organic Highland Soap Company toiletries, all of which we create using cutting-edge science to ensure we use the finest and purest ingredients. These ingredients help to enhance our resident’s experience and improve their health.
Our Yeotown hot tub is mainly heated using a wood-burning stove, which is free from all chemicals. The Yeotown field utilizes compost across a large area, where the recycles are used. We also support the Joshua Tree Project and Surfers Against Sewage.
CONTACT YEOTOWN TODAY
Learn the art of living a stress-free and happy life. Contact us to find out more about our mindfulness retreat.